It Is Finished - Crucifixion 3 Sizes By James Tissot

It Is Finished - Crucifixion 3 Sizes By James Tissot
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It Is Finished James Tissot This gorgeous painting of the Crucifixion thrilled us when we first saw it. Our suffering Lord, dying on the Cross, is yet surrounded by the majesty of the Old Testament prophets, holding up their scrolls of prophecy as they float around Jesus, of which He is the confirmation & fulfillment. Intensely, radiantly above Jesus are the Hebrew letters of the Tetragrammaton, the profound name of God, resting in the Star of David, proclaiming that Jesus is the Lord God himself, Elohim & Adonai, creator & savior of the world. At his feet are the three Marys Mary of Cleofas on the left, Mary Magdalena weeping at the cross, her beautiful long hair showing, & Mary his mother, reaching out to Jesus. The Disciple John, in a coat of many colors, is leading Mary away to his home. We’ve spent a lot of time looking at this painting. The rich & brilliant colors draw us in, & the dramatic, almost cinematic, presentation gives us an emotional depth & connection to the portrayal that most paintings of the crucifixion don’t give us. This paining stirs us. It refreshes our wonder & gratitude that the Lord would give his life for us & bring us salvation. James Tissot (1836-1902) was a major French painter with a dreamy, realistic style that was a precursor to Impressionism. He earned a large living painting fashionable scenes, & later in his life painted many wonderful Biblical scenes. This painting was done around 1886-1894, but has a freshness & a contemporary feel to it that could have been done today. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper. 11 5/16 x 7 3/4 in. Brooklyn Museum. - 8.5 x 11" or 11x14" or 13x17" acid-free paper IMPORTANT There is a white border around the image! The image is smaller than the paper! Sizes below - Archival pigments, rated to last for generations. - Cardboard backer - Above story of the art - Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag. IMPORTANT There is a blank border all around the image of about 1.3" for 8.5x11, 1.6" for 11x14, & 1.75" for 13x17". All Approx! The white space around picture means the image is smaller than the paper. It gives the framed picture a matted look without using a matt. Thanks for your interest! Thanks! Sue & John You might also enjoy original Catholic Art & Jewerly by me, Sue Kouma Johnson, here on Etsy at Also, check out our Catholic Quote shop, where we are pairing authentic quotes from Saints with Art: “In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art.” ~ St. Pope John Paul II Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text & image alterations, albeit slight, by Sue Kouma Johnson - Classic Catholic Art." It Is Finished - Crucifixion 3 Sizes By James Tissot